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Magod, Yellapur’s delight

I took the KSRTC bus from Yellapur to the village of Mottegadde, which is the gateway to the charming waterfall of Magod. The distance of about 19 km is covered in about 45 minutes as it stops at all the villages en route serving a vital transport link between Yellapur and the neighbourhood. The Yellapur bus stops in the next village of Jenukallugudda, famous for its sunset viewpoint.  The waterfall is at a distance of about three km from the bus stop.

Bedhti River plunges to a depth of about 198 metres from the edge of the hill to the valley. It falls in two streams, the first one is about 10 metres high and the pool of water formed rushes to its tryst with the valley, over the rocks spreading like a white foaming torrent. From the first fenced observation post, the visitor gets a glorious view of the  river amidst massive green forests. As one gets down another spectacular view of the falls appears. The river emerges as a stream in the valley, also known by the name of Gangavali, flowing over rocks and boulders that have fallen into the valley from the hillside.

One could get down to the steps to reach the bottom of the falls, which means a long and tough climbing back to the first view point. Sometimes mist arises from the valley as the water hits the bottom of the valley that makes a fascinating view. The waterfall is a magnificent sight during monsoon months though there is water all the year round.

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